A Tidbit on "Free Will" and Theodicy

A note on a common aspect of theodicy (the problem of evil) and/or free will: It is commonly supposed that free will is in conflict with God knowing the outcome of our free choices, and that free will1 must somehow entail God not knowing and not being able to know what we will choose.


Egalitarianism is Profoundly Wrong

I’ve been listening to Mark Winger’s series on Women in Ministry, and Egalitarianism vs. Complementarianism in general. I think he does a great job of exploring carefully and thoroughly why egalitarianism is a factually and logically incorrect position as drawn from the Bible, and recommend it if you have the time and interest.


Let's Build a Mark

I’m going to engage in a bit of speculative theology in this post. Revelation 14:11:

And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.

I’m going to overinterpret the last clause as as a claim that anyone who receives the mark will become unsavable.


Quercetin Report

This week I had the opportunity to try out a new cold treatment based on the Zelenko treatment protocol for COVID. This is relevant because colds are coronaviruses too.


Bias in Learning

The best reason to write is to understand your own ideas. At least for me, if I don’t write my ideas down, they just hang around and I don’t get any news ones. I don’t know how that works exactly, but the past 20 years leave me no room for doubt.

Sometimes the new ideas are simply better ways of phrasing the old ones. This is another angle on the question of the perils of education, but with an interesting new way of looking at it.


Some Perils of Statistical Education

Let’s talk about some perils of getting educated in statistics1.

As with my discussion on the perils of education, I’m not interested in the obvious things everyone talks about. Statistics themselves are intrinsically perilous, not to mention the classic issues around “How to Lie With Statistics”. But I’m not talking about the issues around misuse of statistics… I’m talking about at least one peril that arises from the very process of becoming educated in them.


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